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post #1 of 3 Old 09-06-2009, 06:54 AM Thread Starter
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Question klr brakes

Hi

My front brakes works but the brake light stays on until you wiggle the brake lever then it clicks off - something I keep forgetting to do!!
Is this a n easy fix?

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post #2 of 3 Old 09-06-2009, 11:22 AM
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There is a switch behind the little paddle on the back side of the lever. Give that switch a dab of oil and work the lever a few times and it should be back to functioning properly.
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post #3 of 3 Old 09-06-2009, 01:58 PM
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Yep.. It's a little microswitch with a stainless lever on it.. I've seen them stick, or get slightly bent with use and need to be bent back rearward to give proper contact and release from the lever.

Pop your lever off and you'll see it. Play with it a bit and you'll figure out what it in need of as far as lube or bending.
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